Giving Back to Bloomington

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Friday, April 10th, 2015 at 10:42am.

Did you know that April is National Volunteer Month? Indeed it is and we happen to know for a fact that Bloomington-ites are a giving bunch, so we thought we’d share with you some volunteer opportunities right here in our neck of the woods.

Have a Passion for Graphic Design?

Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People (VEAP) in Bloomington is looking for a marketing and graphic design intern to help market their services. They need you to help with layout and design of print and online marketing materials, media list development, press releases and more.

The group requires a background check, orientation, InDesign experience and they are asking for a commitment of 10 hours per week.

Reach out to VEAP by calling 952.888.9616 or by visiting their website.

Good at Bargain Hunting?

Can you imagine trying to cook a meal without basic kitchen utensils or dry off after a shower with no towel? The good people at Bridging say that thousands of Twin Cities folks attempt this every day.

To help, they’re asking that you host an “Essentials Drive,” to help collect some of these items. These events can be held at your church, workplace or other areas around Bloomington.

Here’s an example of what Bridging needs to supply the essentials to Bloomington individuals and families:

  • Kitchen Pack: Dish towel, spatula, can opener and mixing spoon. They need more than 80 of these packs every week.
  • They also need all sizes and types of towels. Their goal is to provide one bath towel per person or, 13,000 per year! And, don’t forget pillows – they need those too.
  • Seasonal Packs: Ask about these.

Bridging is located at 201 West 87th Street in Bloomington. Reach them by phone at 952.460.3750 or visit the website.

Share the Love

Pets are therapeutic, there’s no doubt about that. If you have the time and a congenial pooch, why not brighten the day of a senior at the Minnesota Masonic Home in Bloomington? Ensure that his or her shot records are current and you’re ready to roll!

For more information on this and other volunteer opportunities at Minnesota Masonic Home, call 952.948.7000, or visit the website.





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